The Five Golden Rules

It is often quoted that prevention is better than cure. So is with osteoporosis. By about age 20, the average woman acquires 98 percent of skeletal mass. Building strong bones during childhood and adolescence can be the best defense against developing osteoporosis later. The five golden rules that aid in the direction are:

  • A balanced diet rich in calcium and
  • vitamin D
  • Weight-bearing and resistance-training exercises
  • A healthy lifestyle with no smoking or excessive alcohol intake
  • Talking to ones healthcare professional about bone health Bone density testing and medication when appropriate

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